An Elegant Survival Wine: Panilonco Cabernet 2011

I love it when our dinner guests bring, as gifts, bottles of wine that are new to us. It is a fantastic way to taste a wine, because it is a recommendation from someone you are fond of, and having the bottle right there to drink with them constitutes instant gratification. This cabernet by Panilonco of Chile was smooth and excellent–here is the apt description from Trader Joe’s website: “Its deep red hue reveals ripe red berries, blackberries, plums and black pepper on the palate. The mouth feel is full and supple, with velvety tannins and a long, round aftertaste.” Panilonco Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is available at Trader Joe’s for about five USD.Click Here to Read M-J’s Main Website, Elegant Survival

The Elegant Miguel Torres

The Elegant Miguel A. Torres, Vintner of Spain

03/07/2010

by M-J de M.
Elegant Survival has been featuring wines by Torres of Spain for three years.
Article by Jay McInerney in the Wall Street Journal, “A Spanish Dynasty Looks Forward”
Excerpt:
The elegant, courtly Miguel Torres has mild blue eyes and dresses in the tweedy style of the English country gentry, also favored by the chatelains of Bordeaux. At the age of 68 he seems to retain a youthful sense of curiosity; he has recently decided to take up Japanese and holds his own in a conversation with his Japanese importer, whose annual visit to the sprawling winery complex in Penedès coincides with my own. He drives a Prius, which seems as much a testament to his modest demeanor as to his passion for environmental issues. He stopped using pesticides 20 years ago and he’s committed to reducing CO2 emissions at the winery 30% by 2020. He’s also bought land in the cooler highlands near the Pyrenees, in case global warming makes the lowland vineyards in Penedès too hot for viticulture in the future.
~~Jay McInerney in the Wall Street Journal, July 3rd, 2010
Elegant Garnacha: TORRES MALENA

The Elegant Miguel Torres

The Elegant Miguel A. Torres, Vintner of Spain

03/07/2010

by M-J de M.
Elegant Survival has been featuring wines by Torres of Spain for three years.
Article by Jay McInerney in the Wall Street Journal, “A Spanish Dynasty Looks Forward”
Excerpt:
The elegant, courtly Miguel Torres has mild blue eyes and dresses in the tweedy style of the English country gentry, also favored by the chatelains of Bordeaux. At the age of 68 he seems to retain a youthful sense of curiosity; he has recently decided to take up Japanese and holds his own in a conversation with his Japanese importer, whose annual visit to the sprawling winery complex in Penedès coincides with my own. He drives a Prius, which seems as much a testament to his modest demeanor as to his passion for environmental issues. He stopped using pesticides 20 years ago and he’s committed to reducing CO2 emissions at the winery 30% by 2020. He’s also bought land in the cooler highlands near the Pyrenees, in case global warming makes the lowland vineyards in Penedès too hot for viticulture in the future.
~~Jay McInerney in the Wall Street Journal, July 3rd, 2010
Elegant Garnacha: TORRES MALENA

>Torres Malena, an Elegant Survival Wine

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An Elegant, Affordable Wine

by the Award-Winning Torres Winery of Spain

 

Torres Malena 

Torres Malena Garnacha 2005 and 2006 (grenache: the grapes which are abundant in Provence*)

From (Spain) Catalunya: a red wine that is purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is luxurious and proper. As the label declares, Malena Garnacha is light on the tannins. A very nice wine from Torres; great value–priced anywhere between six and ten dollars US. Available at Sam’s Club, and when you buy it by the case, it happens to be a gorgeous wooden box.

We have served this wine at a many parties, and it is always a hit. Torres Malena Garnacha complements beef dishes, and anything else you are serving, including fowl.
Torres Malena Garnacha 2006 can be served room temperature, or heated for a hot spiced wine or glögg in winter.

*Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grenache noir grape. This grape is said to be originally Spanish, and is grown throughout Spain and southern France. Garnacha is particularly important in Rioja where it is blended into the Tempranillo, and in Priorat where it is the main varietal grape in world-class red wines.

©M-J de Mesterton 2008

>Torres Malena, an Elegant Survival Wine

>

An Elegant, Affordable Wine

by the Award-Winning Torres Winery of Spain

 

Torres Malena 

Torres Malena Garnacha 2005 and 2006 (grenache: the grapes which are abundant in Provence*)

From (Spain) Catalunya: a red wine that is purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is luxurious and proper. As the label declares, Malena Garnacha is light on the tannins. A very nice wine from Torres; great value–priced anywhere between six and ten dollars US. Available at Sam’s Club, and when you buy it by the case, it happens to be a gorgeous wooden box.

We have served this wine at a many parties, and it is always a hit. Torres Malena Garnacha complements beef dishes, and anything else you are serving, including fowl.
Torres Malena Garnacha 2006 can be served room temperature, or heated for a hot spiced wine or glögg in winter.

*Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grenache noir grape. This grape is said to be originally Spanish, and is grown throughout Spain and southern France. Garnacha is particularly important in Rioja where it is blended into the Tempranillo, and in Priorat where it is the main varietal grape in world-class red wines.

©M-J de Mesterton 2008

>Torres Malena, an Elegant Survival Wine

>

An Elegant, Affordable Wine

by the Award-Winning Torres Winery of Spain

 

Torres Malena 

Torres Malena Garnacha 2005 and 2006 (grenache: the grapes which are abundant in Provence*)

From (Spain) Catalunya: a red wine that is purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is luxurious and proper. As the label declares, Malena Garnacha is light on the tannins. A very nice wine from Torres; great value–priced anywhere between six and ten dollars US. Available at Sam’s Club, and when you buy it by the case, it happens to be a gorgeous wooden box.

We have served this wine at a many parties, and it is always a hit. Torres Malena Garnacha complements beef dishes, and anything else you are serving, including fowl.
Torres Malena Garnacha 2006 can be served room temperature, or heated for a hot spiced wine or glögg in winter.

*Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grenache noir grape. This grape is said to be originally Spanish, and is grown throughout Spain and southern France. Garnacha is particularly important in Rioja where it is blended into the Tempranillo, and in Priorat where it is the main varietal grape in world-class red wines.

©M-J de Mesterton 2008

Torres Malena, an Elegant Survival Wine

An Elegant, Affordable Wine

by the Award-Winning Torres Winery of Spain

 

Torres Malena 

Torres Malena Garnacha 2005 and 2006 (grenache: the grapes which are abundant in Provence*)

From (Spain) Catalunya: a red wine that is purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is luxurious and proper. As the label declares, Malena Garnacha is light on the tannins. A very nice wine from Torres; great value–priced anywhere between six and ten dollars US. Available at Sam’s Club, and when you buy it by the case, it happens to be a gorgeous wooden box.

We have served this wine at a many parties, and it is always a hit. Torres Malena Garnacha complements beef dishes, and anything else you are serving, including fowl.
Torres Malena Garnacha 2006 can be served room temperature, or heated for a hot spiced wine or glögg in winter.

*Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grenache noir grape. This grape is said to be originally Spanish, and is grown throughout Spain and southern France. Garnacha is particularly important in Rioja where it is blended into the Tempranillo, and in Priorat where it is the main varietal grape in world-class red wines.

©M-J de Mesterton 2008

Torres Malena, an Elegant Survival Wine

An Elegant, Affordable Wine

by the Award-Winning Torres Winery of Spain

 

Torres Malena 

Torres Malena Garnacha 2005 and 2006 (grenache: the grapes which are abundant in Provence*)

From (Spain) Catalunya: a red wine that is purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is luxurious and proper. As the label declares, Malena Garnacha is light on the tannins. A very nice wine from Torres; great value–priced anywhere between six and ten dollars US. Available at Sam’s Club, and when you buy it by the case, it happens to be a gorgeous wooden box.

We have served this wine at a many parties, and it is always a hit. Torres Malena Garnacha complements beef dishes, and anything else you are serving, including fowl.
Torres Malena Garnacha 2006 can be served room temperature, or heated for a hot spiced wine or glögg in winter.

*Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grenache noir grape. This grape is said to be originally Spanish, and is grown throughout Spain and southern France. Garnacha is particularly important in Rioja where it is blended into the Tempranillo, and in Priorat where it is the main varietal grape in world-class red wines.

©M-J de Mesterton 2008

Torres Malena, an Elegant Survival Wine

An Elegant, Affordable Wine

by the Award-Winning Torres Winery of Spain

 

Torres Malena 

Torres Malena Garnacha 2005 and 2006 (grenache: the grapes which are abundant in Provence*)

From (Spain) Catalunya: a red wine that is purple in color, with a sweet, fragrant bouquet featuring mostly plum and strawberry but also a touch of rusticity. Bold and full of cherry-cola flavors, while the feel is luxurious and proper. As the label declares, Malena Garnacha is light on the tannins. A very nice wine from Torres; great value–priced anywhere between six and ten dollars US. Available at Sam’s Club, and when you buy it by the case, it happens to be a gorgeous wooden box.

We have served this wine at a many parties, and it is always a hit. Torres Malena Garnacha complements beef dishes, and anything else you are serving, including fowl.
Torres Malena Garnacha 2006 can be served room temperature, or heated for a hot spiced wine or glögg in winter.

*Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grenache noir grape. This grape is said to be originally Spanish, and is grown throughout Spain and southern France. Garnacha is particularly important in Rioja where it is blended into the Tempranillo, and in Priorat where it is the main varietal grape in world-class red wines.

©M-J de Mesterton 2008